The days of top-level athletes not wanting to bare their bodies are falling away, and the latest sign is New England Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski's revealing photo shoot for ESPN the Magazine's body issue. According to the Boston Globe, he even made the cover. ESPN also released a behind-the-scenes video (below) in which Gronk talks about the inevitable reaction from his teammates:
I'm gonna have about a week of harassment. It's just gonna be posted all over the locker room, everyone making comments. It's gonna be funny.
Even if I wasn't a Patriots fan, I think I'd like this guy.
Other athletes who stripped include Tyson Chandler, Candace Parker, Abby Wambach, Maurice Jones-Drew, Jose Bautista, Ashton Eaton and about 20 others. Check out more of ESPN the Magazine's body issue.